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38' Beneteau First 38S5


TUTTO BENE is a Beneteau First 38s5 conceived as a performance yacht with a high standard of cruising comfort. Designed as a racer/cruiser by Jean Berret with a stunning lavish wood interior finish by Philippe Starck.


It is an ocean going performance cruiser / racer with excellent comforts below. This Owner?s layout boasts two cabins, each with cabinet and locker space. There are also two heads, one of which is en suite in the V Berth cabin. The full galley includes plenty of storage as well as comfortable working space and a great dining area. 


If you seek either adventure or stylish cruising, this 38s5 has the reputation and history for just what you will need to take you there. In 2006 Tutto Bene and her crew were the Pacific Cup Division winners and she could be Pac Cup/Ocean ready once again.


  • Make: Beneteau
  • Model: First 38S5
  • Year: 1991
  • Length: 38ft
  • Name: TUTTO BENE
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type:
  • Located In: Alameda, CA
  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Racers and Cruisers
  • LOA: 38.42 feet
  • Beam: 11 feet
  • Ballast: 4850 pounds
  • Displacement: 14520 pounds
  • Total Engines: 0
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions

  • 7/8ths Sloop rig w/ swept spreaders
  • White fiberglass hull and superstructure with moulded non-slip decks
  • Teak-laid cockpit seats and teak cockpit grating
  • Alloy toe rail           
  • Solid Lead fin keel
  • Spade rudder
  • Wheel steering (vinyl dipped)
  • LOA: 38’3”    BEAM: 12’ 4”    DRAFT: 6’11”
  • Propane 3 burner stove with oven
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Adjustable jib car leads
  • Volvo Penta Turbo charged diesel 42hp 
        ~2500 hours
  • Fuel: 23 gal.
  • Water: 90 gal. (2 tanks)
  • 2 heads with holding tanks
  • Showers: 2 with Hot and Cold
  • Sinks central: two, stainless steel
  • Stove: propane 3 burner with oven
  • Swim Platform / Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Electric windlass
  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Engine Model: MD2003
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Propeller: 3 blade propeller
  • Engine Power: 28 HP
  • Engine Hours:  2,307
  • LOA: 38 ft 5 in
  • Beam: 11 ft 0 in
  • Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
  • Displacement: 6586 kgs
  • Ballast: 2200 kgs
Additional Information
  • Builder: Beneteau Yachts
  • Designer: Philippe Stark / Berret-Racoupeau
  • Keel: Fin
  • Hull Shape: Monohull
    • 12 VDC Refrigerator Not Operational
    • Two Round S/S Sinks (11 7/8" Dia.)
    • Hot & Cold Pressurized Water
    • Stowage Under Sinks, Basket, Dustbin
    • 12 gal. Hot Water Tank
    • Three-Burner Gimballed S/S Stove w/ Oven
    • Opening Porthole
    • Grabrail w/ Integrated Blind
    • Two Rigid Fresh Water Tanks (approx. 45 gal. each)
  • Displacement: 14,520 lbs.
  • Sail Area 685.0 sq. ft.
  • Performance Indicators: 
    D/L 211, SA/D 18.4, Comfort 22.7, Capsize 2.02, L/B 3.1
  • 2006 Pacific Cup Division Winner

  • A Fleet Champion VYC, 1999, 2005


  • Many Vallejo Race Firsts

Pacific Cup Special Accessories
  • Extra bilge pumps
  • Band it Tool
  • Emergency rudder system
  • Specialty sails
  • Redundant navigation lights (LED Tricolor)
  • SSB
  • Companionway Access
Electronics and Equipment List
  • SSB: ICON M802, Pactor Modem, (excellent ground plane)
  • Radar Raymarine
  • Autopilot Raymarine ST 5000
  • NX2 System instruments: speed, wind, compass, depth
  • VHF Standard Horizon
  • Masthead LED
  • Cabin LEDs
  • Energy Monitor (EMON 2001, Ample Power)
  • Heavy duty 120 amp alternator (Ample Power)
  • Ample Power V3 Alternator regulator
  • Battery charger
  • Stereo (weather, Bluetooth, Ipod, Sirius ready, remote)
  • Batteries: 8D AGM, 4D AGM (new 2013), Group 27 AGM
  • Espar D2 Diesel Heater
Sails and related equipment
  • Headsails: Quantum #1 2014,  furling #2 (used),  #3,  #4,
    Tri sail, Storm Jib, heavy weather jib
  • Mains (2 used)
  • Spinnakers (Quantum); AP (used), heavy weather (very good)
  • “Chicken stays” for heavy weather spinnaker work
  • Reaching strut
  • Dutchman System
  • Winches: All chrome 2 speed, self tailing: Lewmar 46x2, 40x2, 30x2
  • Backstay adjuster ~22:1
  • Twin spinnaker poles and gear
  • Facnor roller furling (below deck)
  • Sparcraft AL spars
  • New Garhauer main traveler
  • All lines lead aft (concealed)
Ground Tackle and Miscellaneous

    33# Bruce w/110’ chain and 175’ rode

    20# Danforth 18’ chain and 200’ rode

    NCPHRF 108  
    Bottom done 2014 (new cutless bearing)
    Flush through hulls, upgraded valves
    Primary Bilge pump w/ Water Witch activator
    “Gusher” manual bilge pump
    Cockpit actuated bilge pump
    Extensive ground plane for the SSB
    Ensign Staff (US)
    Flares: current
    Lifesling w/light
    Jim Buoy horseshoe and MOB pole
    Cockpit table (detachable)
    Lee cloths: Salon and Aft Cabin



Additional Features


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Broker Details

Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales
415-425-5099 - mobile
415-484-1300 - office
3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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